Iberostar Laguna Azul

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The Iberostar Laguna Azul is a great luxury resort situated within the resort strip of Cuba. The resort boasts a great array of a la carte and buffet options. The pool and beach area are also fantastic. You will never experience a shortage of lounge chairs. The Iberostar Laguna Azul is a great getaway for couples who are looking for a great place to lounge and relax.

Following in the footsteps of its sister properties, Iberostar Laguna Azul combines beauty and service for the ultimate vacation experience. Beachfront on Varadero's pristine white sands guests can choose from an abundance of water & beach activities or simply lounging and soaking up the sun. Dining is a treat at this property with a sprawling International buffet and 5 charming � la carte bistros including Asian, Caribbean and more. And at the end of day, retreat to plush accommodations filled with modern amenities.

Location: Beachfront, 30 minutes from airport, 20 minutes to Varadero and 105 minutes to Havana.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Tracy P :
The Staff are outstanding !!!

Our first trip to Cuba, we took our 3 20 something sons. We are so pleased we chose the ILA! Bell boy Yoel, provided a stellar 1st impression. Great guy and he suggested some tours that did not disappoint ! Our house keeper kept our room tidy and even folded the boys clothes, and left the most creative bedspread art she's such a sweet girl 💕. With the age of our boys the bar tenders need to be top notch Fidel and Kenzie were beyond good !! The Entertainment was spectacular, unfortunately mr. Castro passed away so the entertainment and disco were closed after that, but that's ok we can understand that. Wifi was a bit glitchy 2 days but otherwise was ok. The beach was beautiful and kept clean. No bugs at all !!! Our only issue was food lacked variety, but it had flavour, and there was plenty. We are not big fish people so ate outside to avoid the fish smells in the indoor buffet area. Japanese el cart was awesome. We also ate in restaurant in town a couple of nights. Though the outdoor lights are a bit dark at night , I felt very safe the entire time. I would send my friends for sure !

  • MSantos50 : Ajax, Canada
Great getaway!

Arrived during the evening so first impression was 'nice hotel'. Room is clean but not what we requested but they accommodated our request the next morning. The room overlooked the main pool (great view) and clean so overall impression was that it was nice so we were satisfied with that. The fridge was stocked and cleaned well daily. The waitress who served us in the lobby, Yarlany, is an absolutely lovely lady! She always served us with a smile. The servers in the dining area....Liset and Reniel, are equally amazing. They not only always served us with a smile but they also treated us like old friends whenever we saw them which gave us such a wonderful feeling. The grounds were well kept, the beach was beautiful. We had a few windy days where the surf was strong but on these days we spent at the main pool. We met such wonderful people there and Ernesto (at the swim up bar)....you are an amazing bartender! We had so much fun there at the pool that we didn't mind not being on the beach.The food was nice and we did enjoy it. My husband and I are not huge food critics so this was not a major issue for us. Overall, we enjoyed our week at ILA. We would definitely return for a future visit. A big thank you again to Yarlany, Liset, Reniel and Ernesto. You are all such wonderful people and you made our stay there very enjoyable and absolutely memorable. Gracias!

  • 1957Wanderer22 : Niagara Falls, Canada
Great 1 week Getaway

Yes the hotel could use some upgrades but the staff more than makes up for the shortcomings. Yoselin in the lobby made the most delicious cappucinos, The staff goes out of their way to remember what you drink. Top notch entertainment in the lobby every night especially the pianist....such talent. (Except for the last the last few days when they were in mourning).The beach was absolutely beautiful as usual.The food was typical of most of the resorts in Cuba...this was my fourth time to Varadero and I stayed in different hotels each time.Great little ice cream place where again the girl remembers exactly what you like.The room was good with everything in working order. Our maid Wendy kept our room spotless and we came back to towel surprises every day and a thank you note for the few pesos that we left for her each day. Our towels were changed every day.We could always get a clean beach towel everyday as well.A bit disappointed with the cleanliness of the pool bathrooms. No toilet paper or soap. I did have my own toilet paper and hand sanitizer ...because this is not the first time that I have experienced this.

  • 131maria069 : Vancouver, Canada
Dont let looks fool you!

stayed here for 2 weeks, paid an arm and a leg to be hungry the entire time! I only saw green porage, fried spam and spoiled fruit at the buffet, the a la carte restaurants were just as bad, at the end of my vacation I would of given my pinky finger for a Mcdonalds cheeseburger- I am a frequent traveller and not a picky eater. The staff is friendly but that doesn't fill your belly nor does the nice beach! cleanliness is Bar none! you have to plug your noise to use the bathrooms by the pool, there are no toilet seats, towels or shower curtains, even the bottled water is a hot commodity. Take your money else where!

  • Anna F :

Recently we stayed at Iberostar Laguna Azul Hotel, Varadero Cuba and we had an amazing vacation there! Beautiful hotel, great service, delicious food, entertainment every night and much more...Highly recommend this hotel to everyone, for families or for Couples!No mosquitos there!Beautiful beach and many fun activities!Go and experience yourself, you won't be disappointed!We will go back again!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 24 hours)
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Archery
  • Dance lessons
  • Evening entertainment
  • 814 rooms in buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 5 a la carte restaurants
  • Ice cream parlor
  • 6 bars including Pool bar
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Meeting facilities
  • Internet service (fee)
  • Golf minutes away

Hotel Room has:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar (fee)
  • Max occ. 4 up to 3 adults

Kids Deal - Children 2-12 are free when sharing a room with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' club, Games room and Kid's pool. Babysitting service available for a fee.

Honeymoon Bonus - The Free Honeymoon package includes: Room with King Bed, Bottle of champagne, Iberostar gift, Romantic Dinner in the specialty restaurant, Late check out without extra charge (on request and subject to availability). Marriage certificate required on arrival. Offer is subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Autopista Sur Km 17 Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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